Chiesi has a long-standing commitment to improve the everyday life of patients. That is why we renewed our main sponsorship of the #ClimbingForLife 2020 cycling event. This is a flagship project produced by #Golazo that explicitly raises awareness for pulmonary diseases.
In last year's successful edition we witnessed firsthand how physical activity leads to improved health and quality of life. Under strict medical supervision and with the professional guidance of #energylab lung patients are perfectly capable of accomplishing great sportive achievements.
Unfortunately, the Climbing for Life event in the Dolomites of September 2020 has been postponed to September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To provide some form of competition and to keep the dream alive we organised the Big Buddy Challenge.
During the Ascension weekend on May 21-24 we challenged Chiesi employees, team Asem and the 2020 ambassadors to bike, run and hike a total of 3500 km. If we succeeded Chiesi would donate 3500 euros to the COPD patient associations.
We climbed above and beyond. In total we collected 9132,56 km. 77 people participated in his challenge. We want to thank each and everyone of them. And we proudly present the aftermovie: